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03-Feb-2000, 08:05 PM #1
Ok guys...Here is My weird probleM...

The sMall letter "M" is Missing. If you notice I got to type the letter "M" capitalized. If not it wont show up at all. I have tried Reinstalling windows 98, Reinstalling the Intellitype software. Even got a new keyboard and the letter "M" (Mall) is still issing...what gives? I never had this probleM even less heard of it...any ideas?

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Win 98 SE, Using a Pentiu PRO 200, with a 4 gig HD on a SCSI chain. 64 raM, Diaond stealth card with Monster card add on. This problM never has happend before and I cant explain it. I have tried a few of the suggestions posted here (usinf SFC for exaple) and no luck.

Help!!!

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03-Feb-2000, 11:17 PM #2
I have your frickin small m right here!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Look familiar?

You can have it back for 1 Billion dollars.

Sincerley yours,

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03-Feb-2000, 11:37 PM #3
Dr Evil - considering that I am finally getting around to purchasing the first Austin DVD (have second already) I can't get too upset here.... BUT - please don't post replys like that again.

This is a help site - if you can't help, please don't reply. I'd hate to have to force you to shoot off into space in a Big Boy again.

Rogue - considering how keyboards are made, this doesn't seem possible. Are you serious?

If so, please boot from a known good, virus free floppy and try the m key at a DOS prompt and let us know what happens.
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04-Feb-2000, 12:04 AM #4
Just curious, how did you get the small "m" in xxx@xxxx.com in your E-Mail address in your user Profile?
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04-Feb-2000, 12:34 AM #5
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LarryCore:
Dr Evil - considering that I am finally getting around to purchasing the first Austin DVD (have second already) I can't get too upset here.... BUT - please don't post replys like that again.

This is a help site - if you can't help, please don't reply. I'd hate to have to force you to shoot off into space in a Big Boy again.

Thanks for the support!

Rogue - considering how keyboards are made, this doesn't seem possible. Are you serious?

Deadly Serious!

If so, please boot from a known good, virus free floppy and try the m key at a DOS prompt and let us know what happens.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well I booted froa windos strat up disk to DOS and y little "M" reappeared. Suspecting that this Might be a "Virus" I'M 9as we speak) running Norton's Antivirus. It found close to 78 different copies of the "Marburg Virus" (Not that I know what it Means). So hoping this is the proble, I aM trying to correct it. I'll let you know how it turns out. If you have anyMore suggestions I'd love to hear froM you guys...

Thanks Rogue
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04-Feb-2000, 12:36 AM #6
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Paul Nagel:
Just curious, how did you get the small "m" in xxx@xxxx.com in your E-Mail address in your user Profile?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't. I have no clue how it got there. I typed My eMail address with a capital M...

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04-Feb-2000, 07:08 AM #7
Ok...I booted up froM a Rescue Disk (both "Window and Nortons"). When I booted froM windows, I was able to get an sMall "M" in DOS. When I booted up with Nortons, I was able to get a sMall "M" in windows (Like a "Safe" version"). I ran NDD, Virus, surface test etc. I cleared the so called "Virus" I had and the result was I still CAN'T get a sMall "M"...

Norton Anti virus did report that "Marburg" Virus attached to a series of files called "WEB3LCH.EXE, WEBC3LCH.VL0, WEB3LCH.VL1, and WEBC3LCH.V1R". I suspect this proubably has nothing to do with it, but I a not sure (they were supposedley "Disinfected"). I know there is a file on boot up that does not allow Me to find My sMall "M"...

Now what????

Thanks again gents..!!
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04-Feb-2000, 08:58 AM #8
DON'T KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP BUT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO I INSTALLED A NEW PROGRAM AND DID NOT REGISTER IT WHEN PROMPTED. I HAD NO USE OF THE LETTER "R" AT ALL- IT JUST WOULD NOT TYPE (IT CAME UP AS AN X). AS SOON AS I REGISTERED THE PROGRAM THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY.

TO THIS DAY, I AM NOT SURE IF REGISTERING THE PROGRAM FIXED THE KEYBOARD PROBLEM OR NOT.
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04-Feb-2000, 11:03 AM #9
Got it!!!

Thanks Nancy, your tip gave me an idea that Larry had already suspected.

Apperantly I was loosing my letter in a program that loaded at boot up (as evidenced by the letter being there when I loaded from a rescue disk). So when Nancy mentioned something about registering the programs. I went back and deleted any recent program (shareware) that loaded up at boot up...and behold I found the culprit. It was a small program called "jet-Monitor" that resides in your taskbar and checks your mail for you without you having to open up Outlook. I removed the program from the boot sequence and voila'! my mmmmmm's returned.

Thanks for all the help guys. Now I got a brand new keyboard for my troubles...

Thanks again

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05-Feb-2000, 04:56 PM #10
Thanks for letting us know!

I think I'll archive this, as that program may rear up again and kill someone else's m key.
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